Percival Pott. Oeuvres Chirurgicales.

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Lot 55

Percival Pott. Oeuvres Chirurgicales.

First French edition. Two volumes. Contemporary uniform mottled calf with spine gilt, rubbed. 8vo.

Paris: Pierre François Didot 1777

Est: $200 - $300
An English surgeon, Percivall Pott (1714-88) was one of the founders of orthopedics, and the first scientist to demonstrate that a cancer may be caused by an environmental carcinogen (i.e. occupational illnesses).